Gold - American West

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  • Gold
    • How it started
      • James Marshell
      • Sutters Fort
      • Forty-niners, 100,000 people there by the end of 1849
    • Routes to get there
      • Panama
      • Overland route
      • Cape Horn
    • Mining Towns
      • Saloons
      • Gambling
      • Drinking
      • Women in the form of prostitutes
        • Calmed the men
        • Started a family
    • Gold Mining
      • Panning
      • Companies used hydraulic hoses to blast away hills
      • Easy gold was soon gone
    • Benefits
      • San Francisco grew quickly
      • Became lead in world trade
      • Money increased so industry's expanded
    • Problems
      • Racism - Foreign tax pay & refused to work with forgien miners
      • Poor living conditions
      • Vigilantes - group to sort issues and become criminals
      • Bad law & Order - Murder and claim jumping

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